Department of Defence: Army
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
SECTOR : Federal Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A


The Australian Army is Australia’s land force and is part of the Australian Defence Force. We provide a versatile and modern Army which contributes to the security of Australia, protecting its interests and its people.


The Australian Army empowers its people with its core values of Courage, Initiative, Respect and Teamwork. We encourage all soldiers and officers to show exemplary leadership skills and always perform at their best.

We pride ourselves on mateship, loyalty and supporting all those connected to the Army family.


If you are a talented, enthusiastic individual who has ambitions to become an effective leader of society, then the Army could be the place for you. If you are a strong team player and have a sense of adventure, then you could be part of an organisation that offers life-time career experiences with a supportive extended family network.


Located in every state and territory across Australia and also has a representation overseas on deployments and postings.


There are a variety of jobs available in the Army. Our people receive world class training to succeed in the most challenging circumstances. Whether it’s combat, a trade, logistics or healthcare we’ll help you to find the best job suited to your natural talent.


Defence Force Recruiting

Call: 13 19 01

Visit: or visit our nearest Defence Force Recruiting Centre.


Our salaries compare favourably to rates in the civilian world, but it’s the additional benefits that really make the difference. You get full medical and dental cover, travel and leave entitlements, rental assistance, support to study and you could also be eligible for a subsidy to help you buy your own home.

The Army is evolving as an agile and inclusive organisation, which incorporates and utilises the diverse backgrounds and skills of its people in order to be best poised to anticipate and respond successfully to future challenges.

The different backgrounds, skills and ways of thinking found within Australia’s diverse population are features that the Army will use to its full advantage to enhance its capability.

LGBTI Defence personnel and their families are supported by the Australian Defence Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Information Service (DEFGLIS). DEFGLIS aims to support through professional networking, strengthen capability by inclusion, and educate Defence personnel about sexual orientation, transgender and intersex issues.

Private Cooper Kereopa

The Army is a great place to work. The mates I’ve made within Army, and my superiors, have given me the support and confidence I need to be myself and openly identify as an LGBTI Soldier.

My superiors and the Defence leadership see diversity and inclusion as a high priority and I’m proud to be part of such an inclusive and diverse organisation.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Department of Defence: Army